Boy skaters in seventh heaven after Zarfos scoring bingeIt took him almost 15 minutes to get going, but after that time Taylar Zarfos went on a possibly unprecedented scoring spree. By the time less than seven minutes had passed since that point, Zarfos already had his hat trick.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
It took him almost 15 minutes to get going, but after that time Taylar Zarfos went on a possibly unprecedented scoring spree.
By the time less than seven minutes had passed since that point, Zarfos already had his hat trick. He added a goal in the second, and a similar hat-trick-type spree in the third.
“In the North game, Taylar Zarfos was incredible. I have never seen a kid score seven goals in a high school game. He was in the white zone,” said Mike Stoskopf, coach of the Raider boys hockey team. “Zarf is a humble kid and a real competitor, and I am glad he will always have this memory.”
When all was done, various members of the Hudson squad had again racked up the goals — with the same types of numbers as in a week in late January — when beating Chippewa Falls 7-0 and Eau Claire North, which made it a bit interesting late, 10-7.
Hudson has now crept into acknowledgement for honorable mention in the state rankings, by virtue of its 12-5-1 record. There are two games left before the postseason starts.
“Against Chippewa, Cody Johnson had a hat trick. Cody, Taylar and Ryan Dau have been hooking up and playing very unselfish hockey,” Stoskopf said. “Defensively, we held Chipppewa to 11 shots; that is encouraging.”
Aside from Johnson and Zarfos, the scoring was balanced, with one goal each in the two games coming from six different players. Johnson also added a tally in the North game, Evan Huseboe scored in each contest, and goals also came from Adam Dardine, Zach Beinlich, Mike Sarno and Josh Perron.
The 22 assists came from nine different Raiders, with the most being five by Caleb Kostick.
Hudson outshot North 51-35 and Chippewa by a much larger margin, where Garrett Patrick saved all 11 shots he faced. Hudson had three power play goals, to North’s zero, as the Raiders only took one penalty all game.
Hudson was scheduled to travel to Eau Claire Memorial on Tuesday for a key Big Rivers Conference game (results of that contest were not yet posted on the BRC web site, but according to other sources the Raiders were defeated by ECM by a score of 5-1), then play host to New Richmond at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.